Winthrop Village Dental offers high-quality fissure sealants in Perth to protect your teeth from cavities. Shield your teeth from decay with our exceptional fissure sealant. Our dental team provides the utmost protection for your teeth, especially those vulnerable back molars, ensuring your smile stays healthy and cavity-free.
What Is Fissure Sealant?
Fissure sealants are a preventive dental treatment aimed at protecting the vulnerable chewing surfaces of molars and premolars from tooth decay. These surfaces, known as fissures and grooves, can trap food particles and bacteria, making them particularly susceptible to cavities.
During the fissure sealant procedure, a thin, protective resin coating is applied to the chewing surfaces of these teeth. This sealant acts as a barrier, preventing food debris and bacteria from settling in the fissures and causing decay.
At What Age Should I Have Fissure Sealant Done?
Fissure sealants are typically recommended for children and teenagers as a preventive measure to protect their newly erupted permanent molars and premolars. These teeth usually emerge between the ages of 6 and 14.
The ideal time to have fissure sealants applied is shortly after the eruption of these teeth. This proactive approach can help protect the vulnerable chewing surfaces from the very beginning, reducing the risk of cavities and promoting long-term oral health. However, it’s important to consult with a dentist for an individual assessment, as the timing may vary depending on the child’s specific dental development and needs. Discover the best fissure sealants treatment in Perth, WA, at Winthrop Village Dental for optimal dental care.
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Top-Quality Fissure Sealant at Winthrop Village Dental
Our dental team understands the importance of preventive care, especially for children and teenagers. When it comes to safeguarding the vulnerable chewing surfaces of newly erupted permanent molars and premolars, our clinic stands out as the best place to have fissure sealants applied.
With a commitment to excellence and a focus on long-term oral health, we ensure that your loved ones receive the highest standard of care to protect their smiles from cavities and maintain optimal dental well-being. Choose Winthrop Village Dental for peace of mind and a cavity-free future.
How Is Fissure Sealant Applied?
The application of fissure sealants is a straightforward and painless dental procedure typically performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Here’s how it is applied:
The tooth or teeth that will receive the sealant are thoroughly cleaned to remove any plaque or debris. This cleaning ensures that the sealant adheres properly to the tooth surface.
The tooth is isolated and kept dry using cotton rolls or a rubber dam. Maintaining a dry environment is crucial for the effective bonding of the sealant.
A mild acid solution (usually phosphoric acid) is applied to the chewing surface of the tooth. This etching process roughens the enamel slightly, creating a better surface for the sealant to adhere to. After a short period, the acid is rinsed off, and the tooth is dried.
The fissure sealant, which is a tooth-coloured resin material, is carefully applied to the grooves and fissures of the tooth using a tiny brush or applicator. The sealant flows into the deep grooves and bonds to the enamel.
To harden and set the sealant, a special curing light is directed onto it for a brief period. This process ensures that the sealant becomes a solid, protective barrier.
The dentist or dental hygienist will check the sealant’s placement and make any necessary adjustments to ensure it covers the entire chewing surface.
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